Religion: De Boiler Kid

A good Roman Catholic is Fred B. Snite Jr., handsome, 28-year-old paralytic who has spent the past four years in an "iron lung." Once a week his specially-built trailer takes him, in his cream-colored, 900-lb. cylindrical respirator, to a small church near his winter home at Miami Beach, Fla. The trailer backs to the door, the respirator rolls down a ramp, and Freddy Snite, self-nicknamed "de boiler kid," is trundled up the aisle to hear Mass, partake of Holy Communion.

Last week Fred Snite started on a long journey. To Manhattan by private Pullman, thence in his trailer to the S.S. Normandie's...

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